Atchafalaya Basin

Basin bream bite heating up

Thonis Buteaux with a good bass and sac-a-lait he caught this past Saturday in the Atchafalaya Basin above Flat Lake. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

While concentrating on flipping my bait in a little four-foot wide space between a large cypress tree and some knees that jutted up out of the water, from behind me someone called out getting my at

Midnight serenade -- Frogging the Atchafalaya Basin

The Daily Review Outdoor Writer John K. Flores with a good frog caught with a modified fish grabber. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Deep in the Atchafalaya Basin, T-Kerm and Pierre lounged against the stems of some bull tongue along the sandy bank of Blue Point Chute near the Attakapas Wildlife Management Area.

Youngster learns to master swamp

Jonathan Cheely, left, with his father Jamie Cheely, right, and the six-point deer Jonathan Cheely shot in the Atchafalaya Basin. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Donna Cheely)

Two days after Christmas this past year, 11-year-old Jonathan Cheely walked behind his father Jamie Cheely in knee-deep water and rain to make an afternoon hunt in the Atchafalaya Basin swamp.


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